Economics as "Greed"?
Today there are adults -- including educated adults -- who explain multimillion-dollar corporate executives' salaries as being due to "greed."
If people who are capable of being outstanding executives were a dime a dozen, nobody would pay eleven cents a dozen for them.
Many observers who say that they cannot understand how anyone can be worth $100 million a year do not realize that it is not necessary that they understand it, since it is not their money.
All of us have thousands of things happening around us that we do not understand. We use computers all the time but most of us could not build a computer if our life depended on it -- and those few individuals who could probably couldn't grow orchids or train horses.
From economist Thomas Sowell's latest column.